Misconceptions And Stereotypes In Society

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Judging a person by his or her appearances is like convicting an innocent person guilty without any evidence. In society, stereotypes are used to categorize a certain group of people, creating misconceptions. Most stereotypes and misconceptions are formed from movies that make society believe that a certain individual or group act a certain way. Stereotypes and misconceptions have been around for an extensive amount of time, that people subconsciously stereotype a certain group or individual without realizing it. People stereotype others because it is easier to categorize a group or individual, rather than getting to know the actual person. A person can be stereotyped simply based on his or hers occupations; for example, women in politics have …show more content…
Fashion in politics is very important, especially for women because this is how women are viewed by others. Givhan proves how the media is flummoxed because women cannot express themselves through clothing because of her occupation when she proclaims, “ I think we are still uncomfortable with women in authority who refuse to hide their sexuality behind a boxy suit and sensible heels.” Women have to put in a lot of thought in her outfits because her fashion choice can be controversial depending on how much skin is shown or how the articles of clothing fit her, but there is a deeper interpretation to fashion in politics. Givhan further explains how fashion is a statement of respect and unity. For example, if a female politician is wearing a school logo shirt and baseball cap, she is demonstrating solidarity by stating “ we are the same”. Women can use her appearance as an advantage and some of them do, however this does not apply to most …show more content…
Being stereotype does not inevitability have to be negative, however, most of the time it does have negative overtone. Since stereotypes have been around for an extended amount of time, people can find it difficult to separate stereotypes and the truth. Most of the stereotypes are formed from either the history of the certain group or individual or by the media or how society views the groups. Stereotypes and misconceptions can be formed from gender, occupation, or even how intelligent a person is. Usually, majority of the stereotypes are formed from some type of truth; this could be either an exeragged truth or just a plain ugly truth. Women in politics have to face being stereotyped as a daily routine. When a woman is involved in politics she has to endure the negative backlash she receives for the little things, such as her choice in fashion style. People do not understand how strong these women in politics have to be in order to be in this field of work. These women constantly have to prove to the male politician that women are strong and capable enough to be leaders. It is now up to the next generation to fix the common stereotypes of women because now more than ever America needs a female leader to help guide America to a brighter

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